Friday, February 09, 2007
The Volkswagen bus: 1960s beach bums dug it, brah.
And no wonder. It was cheap, had plenty of room for surfboards, and was about as complicated as a lawn mower. That’s why, when Volkswagen of America’s Electronics Research Lab in Palo Alto wanted an unassuming vehicle to house some of its undercover tech, it settled on a roomy, 21-window Deluxe Microbus from 1964.
Dubbed Chameleon by the ERL team, the van — purchased on eBay for $20,000 — has been completely restored, converted to electric drive, and stocked with the lab’s souped-up automotive electronics.
But the best part?
It still looks boss on the beach.
Read the rest of Mike Spinelli's cool article over at WIRED.
Thanks to: Wired Magazine